What do I need to do to prepare an advance care directive?

In NSW, we don’t have a prescribed form for making an advance care directive.

Therefore, an advance care directive can simply be any form of written direction about your care if you happen to lose the capacity to make those decisions for yourself.

At¬†Sydney Estate Planning Lawyers we have a form of advance care directive that is modelled on Queensland’s prescribed form of advance care directive. While the form is quite detailed, it is based on a “yes” and “no” question and answer system. The form contemplates that it will be reviewed regularly and provides space to record the review. Even though it is not compulsory to do so, the form also allows for you to record that you have taken medical advice at the time of signing it.